Re: Question about reefer hatches

Tim O'Connor

not to mention that reefers with open hatches could be subjected to
prolonged rainstorms...

the dampness issue makes me wonder -- how could they use reefers
for shipping magazines or books? did they use heaters to try to keep the
air dry at least?

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From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

The idea that cars would "be dried out by running them with open
hatches" is something I raised with the retired head of PFE's Car
Department. He answered, "What for?" The cars were irreversibly damp
inside, and any shipper who might use them knew that. You might dry
them by storing them with open doors and hatches at Tucson for a summer
month; otherwise . . .

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